New York (CNN)Fox News personalities came after Bill Gates on Tuesday for comments he made during a pandemic-focused interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper over the weekend.“Bars and restaurants in most of the country will be closed as we go into this wave,” Gates said to Tapper during a “State of the Union” segment on December 13. “And I think, sadly, that is appropriate.”
In response to Gates’ comments, Fox News host Charles Payne said: “Here’s the question for Bill Gates. What sacrifice is he making?”
Payne pointed to Gates’ wealth, adding that the billionaire is “still one of the richest people in the world because he actively engages in ways of staying in the top tier of rich people in the world.” The Microsoft co-founder is currently the world’s third-richest person, with a net worth of $130 billion, according to Bloomberg.